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About Jonathan Raban

Jonathan Raban was born in 1942 in Norfolk. He was son of Monica Raban (née Sandison) and the Rev Canon J. Peter C.P. Raban, whom he did not actually meet until he was three. He was sent to boarding school at the age of five. He was educated at King's School, Worcester, where like his father he was unhappy but discovered the comforting value of literature. He went on to study English at Hull University, where he became friends with the poet Philip Larkin. He supported himself by teaching English and American Literature